Ruth Vafek

Firm: Ausley McMullen
Location: Tallahassee - FL

  • 123 South Calhoun Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32302
    USA
  • Tel : (850) 425-5472
  • Fax : (850) 222-7560

Ruth Vafek is a shareholder with the firm and practices in the areas of intellectual property law (including trademark and copyright counseling, registrations, licensing, and litigation), commercial litigation, and appellate law. Ruth represents both plaintiffs and defendants, including private individuals, businesses, and state agencies, in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. She also handles appellate work for a diverse group of clients, and serves as local counsel in both state and federal court.

Ruth Vafek joined the firm as an associate in 2006. Her areas of practice are intellectual property law (including registrations, licensing and litigation), commercial litigation, appellate law, and business law. Ruth represents both plaintiffs and defendants, including private individuals, businesses, and state agencies, in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. She has also handled some appellate work for a diverse group of clients, as well as assisted with some administrative proceedings for both private companies and state agencies.

Among other work experience, while in law school, Ruth consulted for a closely-held technology company in Silicon Valley. She reported directly to the CEO and acted as liaison to the company’s outside law firms. Ruth assisted with a wide range of matters encountered at many companies, including employment law disputes and employee grievances, negotiating contracts, corporate governance issues, stock splits, independent financial audits, working with the board of directors and outside financers, and obtaining protection for and policing intellectual property rights. In that position, she learned first-hand, from the client’s perspective, what clients need and expect from their lawyers.

In her free time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her husband Oskar, a physics professor at FSU, reading, and traveling, as well as training for and competing in equine sports, especially eventing.


Ausley McMullen

For decades, Ausley McMullen has offered strong legal knowledge and legal services across a range of key practice disciplines, including civil litigation, transactional matters, regulatory issues, and government affairs.

Founded by Charles Saxon Ausley in 1930, Ausley McMullen is a longstanding, reputable, full-service firm capable of handling a wide variety of legal issues. For more than 80 years, Ausley McMullen has provided quality legal services to clients in the Tallahassee area, the state of Florida, and across the country. Today, a new generation of lawyers carries forward the principles of our founder: fresh thinking, creative problem solving, and dynamic client interaction.

Not only have we maintained strong relationships with all levels of state government and across the private sector, our relationships have stood the test of time. Many of our clients have been with us for decades. The longevity of our relationships is a testament to the quality of services we provide and the trusted relationships we form with our clients.